___Transnatural offers an ongoing cultural program and represents an Art & Design Label.
Transnatural focuses on technology that can support the natural world and ecological wealth. All cultural activities and the label collection are related to an envisioned world where man, nature and technology merge. Transnatural works with a multi-faceted mixture of national and international creators, thinkers, businesses, R&D labs, studios and research institutes.
Transnatural shares knowledge and encourage dialogue amongst creators and the public through cultural events. The cultural program transcends the traditional boundaries between nature and technology with a combination of art, (speculative) design, and emerging technology. Exciting work out of artist studios, design studios, labs and companies is visible in the Transnatural Gallery and outdoor events. The Academy organizes related workshops and readings with recent technical development, research and design methods for professionals. The inspiration days offer groundbreaking thought, new insights for individuals and groups with no prior knowledge. A cutting-edge Art & Design collection and its artists are represented in the Label.
Director/ curator: Arjen Bangma
is working as curator and label owner in the art & design industry for over more than 10 years. With his strong fascination for innovation and technology he initiated and curated dozens of cultural events and exhibitions ranging in the fields of new (experimental) and audiovisual media to upcoming product design and fashion.
He founded Transnatural and as artistic director he formed the organization to a unique vehicle where culture and commercial aspects meet within an essential philosophy and brand.
Project manager / Producer: Rosalie Peeperkorn
has a Design Cultures graduate and is active within the cultural field for some years acting as a producer. Rosalie has worked for Mediamatic and now she’s operating as a project manager Transnatural Label and as producer for Transnatural events.
Programme Designer: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
is a media researcher, publicist and organizer. Klaas programmes cutting edge conference programmes, courses and workshops for professionals in divergent fields of media, technology and culture. Specialism: interdisciplinary knowledge areas, hybrid development, convergence culture and transmedia developments, game theory, participatory culture and the practice of art. Klaas works for the Virtual Platform as programme-designer and lectures at the Rietveld Academy.
Advisor/ Programme Designer: Arne Hendriks
is curator, researcher and artist operating in the fields of art, design and new media. Previously curator at Mediamatic and creative producer for Platform21 from 2008 to 2010, he conceived and organised projects including ‘hacking IKEA’, ‘Repairing’ and ‘Cooking & Constructing’. Arne is a lecturer at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) and develops and programmes in collaboration with the Waag society PhDo, a platform for research in the creative sector. Following his participation as artist/researcher at Transnatural festival 2011 launching his project The Incredible Shrinking Man Arne is a member of the curatorial team.